IN THE GAME OF FORGETTING
Healing is a game of forgetfulness – Pamilerin Jacob.
In a ludo game, you rolled a dice,
& the number of times a man shredded you appears.
This game was meant to help you forget
& not roll the stone off the tomb where your memories are being buried.
Nothing checkmates you other than the lettered tiles
left with you in the game of Scrabble which forms his name.
Is there a game of forgetting –
Where the memories of his face become a picture puzzle unable to be completed
Or the sound of his voice muffles & shuffles beneath other voices?.
In every game, there seems to be a thing reminding you of him rather than obliviating him,
this eats you into nothingness – the same way fire feeds on a paper into nihility.
This makes your heart bleed; seeking for the hem of a God’s garment
But, healing is the only game to help you forget.